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PHIL STOUT Phil Stout, 77, former Henderson City Councilman and Nevada State Assemblyman, District 22, passed away at his home in Henderson, April 4, 2019. Stout had a long and admirable record of service in Nevada. He held many committee and commission positions, including on the Regional Planning Board and the Taxi Cab Authority. He had also been appointed to the Bureau of Land Management Advisory Board by the U.S. Secretary of Interior. In 1991, he was asked to join the Nevada Association of Independent Businesses founded by John Ahern, Bob O'Connell and Bob Dickerson. Stout served as its executive director for 23 years, working to stimulate economic growth by limiting taxes and eliminating regulations on small businesses. His passion for service began early in life. After graduating from Basic High School in Henderson, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was stationed with the "Hurricane Hunters" and Early Warning System until 1963. He then worked for PAN-AM at the Nevada Test Site and as a meteorological technician in the U.S. Weather Bureau Weather Project/Far East. He was disabled in 1967 at Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, while aboard the USS Watchman. Despite being left a quadriplegic, Stout went on to earn a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1973. He was active in many local charities, serving as the first chairman for the Special Olympics for Children; co-founder/president of Big Brothers of Southern Nevada; state crusade chairman for the American Cancer Society; club advisor to the Henderson Boys Club; and advisor to RSVP Retired Senior Volunteer Program. He also served on the Henderson Mental Health Board, Henderson Expo Days Committee and Southern Nevada Youth Fair. Stout was active in the Nevada and Henderson Jaycees since the 1970s and named Outstanding Young Nevadan and Jaycee of the Year. He was a past member of Elks Lodge #1956, Moose Lodge #1924, and VFW Post #3848. President Jimmy Carter presented him with the Outstanding Vietnam Era Veteran Citizens Award in 1979. Stout was born in Cedar City, Utah to Asel and Ruth (nee Henderson) Stout, Sept. 1, 1941. The family moved from Rockville, Utah, to Henderson, in 1948 to work at the Bureau of Mines in Boulder City. He was preceded in death by brothers, Dell and Paul Stout. Stout is survived by his devoted wife, of 43 years, Benay (Morgan); and son, Michael Marshall. He is also survived by brother, Lynn Stout; sisters, Lana Culjis, Lisa Sewell and Toni Goman; and granddaughter, Tiffany Milonas. He is also a favorite uncle to many nieces and nephews. Stout was a patriot, trusted friend and mentor, and had a great sense of humor. He will be laid to rest at 2 p.m. Fri., May 10 at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Dr., Boulder City, NV 89005.

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Published in Las Vegas Review-Journal on Apr. 14, 2019.
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May 8, 2019
My dearest Phil, no words can express how much of a loss it will be without you. All the love in my heart for you and your beautiful wife for all the times that you've opened your doors for me. May God bless you and keep you up there in heaven until we meet again.
Schotsie Moulton
May 4, 2019
Phil was one of the best people I had in my life. A mentor, a teacher, a friend. Everything wrapped up in 1! I wish I could be there to say goodbye as he was such a big part of my life from day 1 January 21, 2000. Thank you, Phil Stout for all you shared with me. I will miss you immensely! Love, LaDonna Horejsi.
LaDonna Horejsi
April 19, 2019
Phil was one of the first people we met when we came to Henderson in 1977; I was being interviewed for the City Manager position and he drove us around for a tour of the (small) town at that time. With his help we could see what a great future the City of Henderson would have. He was correct, and as a City Councilman he was a big part of making it what it is today. He will be missed.

Bob Campbell
April 16, 2019
Sad to hear the Phil is gone. He and Benay were my friends all these years. I hadn't seem him for a long time but remember him as a man who was lived life with gusto and spirit. We shared JayCees and politics back in the day when we and Las Vegas were young. My condolences to Benay and the family.
I also plan to be interned at the Boulder City Veterans Cemetery and my wife Ann will join me when our times come.
Mike Moody
April 14, 2019
I I was so sorry to hear of Phil's passing. He was a wonderful man and has been a friend since we were in high school together. He overcame the injury he received when he was young and has gone on to accomplish so much. All of Henderson should be proud of his contribution to our community. I will keep him and his family in my prayers.
April 14, 2019
In Jaycees we fondly called him "steppy."
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